Rock meal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rock meal (Min) a light powdery variety of calcite occuring as an efflorescence.
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Usage

In literature:

It must also have been rather pretty to see the children resting on a rock for half an hour after their mid-day meal.
"Peter Pan" by James M. Barrie
That night, when Quonab and Rolf had finished their meal of corn and roasted coon, the old man climbed the rock to look at the sky.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
He followed the tracks to a pile of rocks where the Creeches had made a greasewood fire and had cooked a meal.
"Wildfire" by Zane Grey
After our meal we found a better supply of water in a creek about two miles southward, where there was both a rock reservoir and sand water.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
Dove Eye stole quietly from the rock, and kindling the almost extinguished fire, hastily prepared their simple morning meal.
"Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland" by Abigail Stanley Hanna
They sat about on the rocks and enjoyed their meal heartily.
"Ethel Morton's Enterprise" by Mabell S.C. Smith
We uster have ter take rocks an beat corn ter make meal.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
Again, there is a kind of rock called Mountain Meal, which is entirely made up of the remains of diatoms.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
Do not jump, bounce, pat, or rock baby during or after meals.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Soil is said to be "rock ground to meal by Nature's millstones".
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
After the meal I took some pictures of the rocks, and Little Bear asked me what I wanted them for.
"The Sheep Eaters" by William Alonzo Allen
It must also have been rather pretty to see the children resting on a rock for half an hour after their midday meal.
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
Before he realized it, he was dragging the substantial remnant of his meal to a place of hiding under an overhanging rock.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
The fertile soil is made of rock meal and decayed leaves and roots.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Fritz Redlich sat as usual in the rocking-chair, his favourite seat after he had partaken of a good meal.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Fritz Redlich sat in the rocking chair, in which he liked to lounge after a meal.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
He decided to wait on a high rock till the meal was ended.
"The Animal Story Book" by Various
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In news:

Diners at the renovated Hard Rock Cafe in Center City can now get more of a taste of Philadelphia music history with their meals.
If your garden soil lacks phosphorus , it's better to apply it in the form of bone meal, rock phosphate , composted poultry manure, or compost made from yard waste and kitchen scraps.
Rock your menu this week with these frugal meals from Mommy Hates Cooking.
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